Walter Ledermann

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Walter Ledermann
Born18 March 1911
Died22 May 2009
NationalityGerman, British
Alma materUniversity of St Andrews
Known forMathematics

Walter Ledermann FRSE (18 March 1911 Berlin, Germany – 22 May 2009 London, England) was a German and British mathematician who worked on matrix theory, group theory, homological algebra, number theory, statistics, and stochastic processes. He was elected to the Royal Society of Edinburgh in 1944.

He taught at the universities of Dundee, St Andrews, Manchester, and finally Sussex. At Sussex, Ledermann was appointed professor in 1965, where he continued to teach until he was 89.[1] He wrote various mathematics textbooks.


  • Ledermann, Walter (1949), Introduction to the Theory of Finite Groups, Oliver and Boyd, Edinburgh and London, MR 0028309; 2nd edn. 1953; 3rd edn. 1957; 4th rev. edn. 1961
  • —— (1960), Complex numbers, Library of Mathematics, Routledge and Kegan Paul, London, MR 0118652
  • —— (1964), Integral calculus, Dover
  • —— (1966), Multiple integrals, London: Routledge and Paul; also published 1966 (New York, Dover)
  • —— (1973), Introduction to group theory, Oliver and Boyd; 2nd edn. 1996 Addison-Wesley
  • —— (1977), Introduction to group characters, Cambridge University Press, ISBN 978-0-521-21486-5, MR 0460424; 2nd edn. 1987
  • Lederman, Walter, ed. (1980), Handbook of applicable mathematics, Wiley;[2] 10 editions from 1980 to 1991


  1. ^ Obituary - Professor Walter Ledermann on Sussex University site
  2. ^ Gardiner, A. (October 1981). "Review of Handbook of Applicable Mathematics; Volume I". The Mathematical Gazette. 65 (433): 225–227. doi:10.2307/3617156. JSTOR 3617156.

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